UW-Extension, the Spooner Agriculture Research Station and North Country Master Gardener Volunteers will hold their 20th annual Twilight Garden Tour from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Teaching and Display Garden along Orchard Lane, a mile east of Spooner.
One of the region’s premier summer gardening events, the tour will feature university speakers, demonstrations, displays, food tastings and a walking tour of the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative, as well as an organic vegetable variety research trial partnering with nationally recognized plant breeders, chefs and local growers.
Speakers will be Mike Maddox, UW Master Gardener Volunteer program director; Erin Silva, UW-Madison organic agriculture specialist; and Julie Dawson, UW-Madison Seed to Kitchen Collaborative program director. Master Gardener volunteers and speakers will be available to answer gardening questions and identify plant, insect and disease samples.
The Teaching and Display Garden is an official All-America Selections display garden featuring both flowers and vegetables and has been awarded multiple awards in the National Landscape Design contest sponsored by AAS. The garden also includes organic vegetable gardening, a children’s garden, container gardening, displays of table and wine grapes and fruit trees and the newly renovated Monarch and Pollinator Sanctuary perennial garden.
There is no charge to attend. For more information, call Kevin Schoessow at 715-635-3506 or visit http://spooner.ars.wisc.edu or http://www.facebook.com/spoonerag.